Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Long Island Environmental Interpretive Center

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Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Sunrise Highway
Oakdale, NY 11769
Latitude 40.750118
Longitude -73.150169

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School, youth organizations, and special interest groups can make arrangements for educational programs and hikes at any of the State Parks on Long Island by calling (631) 581-1072 or emailing us at

School programs can be adapted to your curriculum and subjects vary from beach and pond studies, how animals prepare for winter, creature creations (adaptations), to Geology. These are just a few of the many exciting educational programs for schools we offer.

The youth group programs assist with scout forestry, nature, and hiking badges just to name a few.

Come to our education center at Connetquot and discover the unique plants and animals in the pine barrens or have our staff meet you at a nearby State Park to explore their habitats.

The programs can be made accessible to the Physically Challenged.

In addition there are Fun for Kids Activities, Family Adventure Programs, and Adult Ed-ventures for the general public at several State Parks. Check specific parks at the links above.

No Pets Allowed

Hours of Operation

  • Programs conducted year-round, Wednesdays through Sundays.

Fees & Rates

  • Fees and Rates
  • Public: $4 per person, (Children programs only child is charged)
    School: $4 per student and chaperones, teachers and support staff are free
    Youth Groups: $4 per person, $24 minimum
    Bus (non profit): $35, Profit: $75, Vehicle fee: $8 during pay season